I just tried my first Parkour Class!
I went with my roommate from last year. We walked in and it was a little awkward. The instructor’s name is Kurt. He wasn’t very talkative and I was a little put off by it. If I didn’t have my friend there I might have started to get anxious.
Once class started it was really fun. We started off with stretching and then did stuff across the floor. It was honestly some of the hardest stuff I have done. It was a lot of small jump things with your hands and feet on the group and moving across the floor. You had to try to land without making a noise which required a ton of strength.
We then started doing the real parkour stuff. We jumped over a low bar with different techniques. Then we added a hang onto a pole and swing around type thing. I had trouble with that because my hands kept slipping. I need to have a stronger grip. Then we added a higher jump. Finally there was a grab a bar, pull your legs up, and swing over a tall box thing. I’m sure that doesn’t make sense at all.
Honestly it was one of the hardest things I have ever done. It required so much strength both physically and mentally. The last thing we did was such a mental thing. I’m pretty sure I have the physical strength to do it all but mentally I am terrified of it.
I’m definitely going to go back. Maybe not next week but definitely the week after just because the trains are stupid right now with construction and it takes longer to get there. I’m pretty sure I am going to be super sore tomorrow.
At the end of the class I found out that Kurt was a stunt person in Divergent. How cool is that?